"Couldn't get along without you, Barb," declared Bruce Springsteen when inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years ago. Carr has traveled on every Springsteen tour and led the singer's considerable charity efforts, all while keeping a low profile. The Kristen Ann Carr Fund, named for her daughter who died of sarcoma in 1993 at age 21, has raised $10 million for research.
My First Job: "Working at Atlantic Records in publicity, part-time. I made $5 an hour. Ultimately I became head of publicity."
The Best Advice I Ever Got: "Earl McGrath, who was a friend of [Atlantic co-founder] Ahmet Ertegun, would say, ‘Why are you buying a new couch when you could buy a painting?' His apartment had these incredible contemporary paintings everywhere and hardly any furniture. Not that I've bought extremely expensive art, but I'm sitting in my kitchen and there's four great paintings in here."